2019 Summer camps

 

Boys Basketball Skill and Conditioning Camp

Instructor and Bio: Jacob Agnew

Brook Hill’s head varsity coach, Jacob Agnew, is this year’s basketball camp director. He is a former collegiate basketball player and so brings several years of valuable experience as both player and coach. He can be reached at jagnew@brookhill.org.

Camp Description: 

Brook Hill’s head varsity coach, Jacob Agnew, is this year’s basketball skill and conditioning camp director. He is a former collegiate basketball player and so brings several years of valuable experience as both player and coach. He can be reached at jagnew@brookhill.org.

This camp focuses on teaching the fundamentals of basketball, including shooting, ball handling, passing, and basic offensive moves. These skills will be taught while campers compete in 1 on 1, 5 on 5, free throw and field goal competitions, and learn developmental games that are fun and instructional.

Camp Information: 

For boys entering grades 1 – 5

Dates: June 3rd-6th

Time: 8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. (Monday-Thursday). [WALK-UP registrations welcome!]

Location: Brook Hill’s Lower School Gym

Cost: $99.00 and includes a T-Shirt

REGISTER HERE

One on One Basketball/Small Group Instruction

Camp Instructor: Jacob Agnew

Camp Description: 

Brook Hill’s head varsity coach, Jacob Agnew, is this year’s one on one/small group basketball camp director. He is a former collegiate basketball player and so brings several years of valuable experience as both player and coach. He can be reached at jagnew@brookhill.org.

This Camp is a highly individualized program for players with experience who are serious about taking their game to the next level.  Campers will work on ball handling, shooting, footwork, movement and positioning, passing, scoring, and confidence–all while working 1-on-1 or in a small group with Coach Agnew.

Camp Information:

For boys entering grades 4th-11th

Dates available: Mon-Thu June-July

Location: Brook Hill’s Upper School Gym

Cost: $75 for three 1 hour sessions (includes a T-shirt) Or: $150 for six 1 hour sessions (includes a T-shirt)

After signing up online, contact Coach Agnew jagnew@brookhill.org in order to schedule your sessions.

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Technology STEM (1st-2nd)

Camp Instructor and Bio: Ila England

Ila England is the current Library Media Specialist at The Brook Hill Lower School and teaches library and technology skills in the library and computer lab including robotics and coding.

 Camp Description Course 1 Morning session

This camp will introduce and explore problem solving and critical thinking skills in a fun, interactive and collaborative environment. Students will build using Keva planks, complete several Lego challenges, explore beginning computer programming, and meet our robots: Ozobots, and Dash and Dot. This course is intended for students entering first and second grades. For more information please contact Ila England at iengland@brookhill.org.

Camp Information Course 1 (am)

Boys/girls entering grades 1 – 2

Dates: June 3-7 Time: 9am-2pm

Location: Brook Hill Lower School Library

Cost: $130.00

Class limit: 15 students

Camp Description Course 2 Afternoon session

This camp is designed for students entering third through fifth grades.  Students will use problem solving and critical thinking skills in a fun, interactive and collaborative environment as they use a variety of materials such as Keva planks, circuits, coding and robots, and virtual reality. In addition, students will design a 3D project using Tinkercad and our new 3D printer.

Camp Information Course 2 (pm)

Boys/girls entering grades 3 – 5

Dates: June 3-7

Time: 1pm-4pm

Location: Brook Hill Lower School Library

Cost: $130.00

Class limit: 14 students

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Baseball Camp

Week of June 10th-14th

Camp Instructor and Bio: Austin Reed

Coach Austin Reed has been on the baseball coaching staff at Brook Hill for the past 11 years.  He spent the first 10 years as an assistant coach, and was appointed the Interim Head Coach for the 2018 baseball season.  During his time, he has had the pleasure of coaching teams that have won three State Championships (2011, 2012, 2013), 1 State Runner-Up (2010), and 1 State Tournament Final Four team (2016).  Austin has also helped send over a dozen players to have the opportunity to play college baseball.

Camp Description:

Simply put, this baseball camp is designed to improve fundamental baseball skills. All aspects of the game will be covered, including: hitting, pitching, and base running. The campers will enjoy many game-like competitions to test their individual skills and will be involved in scrimmages each day. For additional information, contact Austin Reed at areed@brookhill.org

Camp Information:

Grades: Boys entering grades 2nd– 8th

Dates: June 10th-13th

Times: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. [Walk-ups welcome! but will not receive a shirt]

Location: Brook Hill Baseball Complex

Cost: $99 (includes T-shirt)

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Girls Basketball

Camp Instructor and Bio: Stephanie Williams

Brook Hill’s head varsity coach, Stephanie Williams, is this year’s basketball camp director.  She is former collegiate basketball player and coach.  She has several years of experience as both player and coach at the division I and II level.  She has a passion for helping young ladies improve their skills and knowledge of the sport.  She can be reached at  Swilliams@brookhill.org

Camp Description:

This camp focuses on teaching the fundamentals of basketball, including shooting, ball handling, passing, and basic offensive moves.  These skills will be taught in a series of drills as well as in various sorts of competitions in 1 on 1, 5 on 5, free throws, and field goals. Students will be able to learn and develop in a fun and instructional atmosphere.

Camp Information:

For girls entering grades 1st-5th

Dates: June 10th-13th

Times: 9am-12pm

Location: Brook Hill Lower School Gym [Walk Ups Welcome]

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The Very Fairy, Mysterious, and Mythical Summer Art Camp

Camp Instructor and Bio: Lisa Larios

Mrs. Larios is currently the art teacher at The Brook Hill Lower School and has been an art educator for twenty years.  For more information please call Lisa Larios at 903-283-0874 or email her at llarios@brookhill.org .

Camp Description:

Enter a magical world of art making where young artists will enjoy using their imaginations and artsy skills to create something new every day!   Mysterious and mythical subjects like fairy homes,  dragon eggs, shimmering unicorns/horses, super heroes, sea creatures and more will be explored.  Artists will have fun painting, modeling, printing, constructing, and collaging!   We will make sure to enjoy the company of other artists as we share a snack from an exciting fairy tale culture each day.  Come join us, and leave on Friday with loads of beautiful and exciting artwork to show your family and friends.

Camp Information (AM Session)

For girls and boys entering grades 1st-6th grade

Dates: June 10th-15th

Times: 9:00-12:00

Location: Brook Hill Lower School Art Room (M-2)

Cost: $130

*Space limited to 14 spots

 

Camp Information (PM Session)

For girls and boys entering grades 1st-6th grade

Dates: June 10th-15th

Times: 1:00-4:00

Location: Brook Hill Lower School Art Room (M-2)

Cost: $130

*Space limited to 14 spots

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College Essays and Applications Camp

Camp Instructor and Bio: Kathy O’Brien

One of the most difficult chores for most students (and parents!) is applying to colleges and writing college admissions essays. Ms. O’Brien has over thirty years’ experience teaching students how to organize and write essays.  She has been teaching at Brook Hill for eleven years, and she currently teaches AP Junior Humanities. For further information, please feel free to contact her at (903) 894-5302 or text/email to kobrien@brookhill.org.

Camp Description:

In this week-long class, students will receive formal instruction on how to brainstorm, plan, organize and write essays based on the Common Application prompts. We will discuss the types of essays that have worked for students in the past; then students will use the processes we have discussed to compose and edit their own essays while conferring with the teacher along the way.   If time allows, we will also start preparing student resumes for college applications. Product:  By the end of the week, students should have 1 – 2 completed essays and a work-in-progress resume.

Camp Information:

For girls and boys going into their junior or senior year

Dates: July 8th– 12th

Times: 1:00-3:00

Location: The Brook Hill School, Founder’s Hall Room 302

Cost: $130

Bring: Paper, Pens, Thumb Drive, Laptop (if you have one)

*Class limited to 15 students (an additional class may be offered depending on demand)

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Cheer Camp

Week of July 8th-12th

Camp Instructor: Tiffany Hubbard

Camp Description:

Activities will include: cheerobics, jump technique, motion technique, cheers, dances, and chants. Individual nominations and awards

Camp Information:

For girls entering grades K-6th

Dates: July 8th-11th

Times: 8:30-11:30

Location: Brook Hill Upper School Gym

Cost: $99

REGISTER HERE

Football Camp

Camp Instructor and Bio: Jereme Hubbard

This year’s camp coach is the Coach Hubbard, who is the head middle school football coach and varsity defensive line coach.  Coach Hubbard has been a part of the defensive coaching staff that has been to the playoffs two of the last three seasons.  Joining Coach Hubbard will be other members of the Brook Hill varsity coaching staff as well as a number of current and former Guard football players.. For more information, contact Jereme Hubbard at 903-894-5000 ext 5002 or jhubbard@brookhill.org.

Camp Description:

The camp will emphasize basic football skills and fundamentals, as well as strategies and rules of the game.  There will be daily competitions and activities for all levels of play.  Water will be provided on site for campers.

Camp Information:

For boys entering grades K-8th

Dates: July 8th-11th

Times: 8:30-11:30 [Walk Up Registrations Welcome]

Location: Brook Hill Herrington Stadium

Cost: $99 includes T-Shirt

Bring: Rubber cleats or turf shoes; mouthpiece (not required)

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Volleyball Camp

Camp Instructor: Lauren Sikes

Camp Description:

Learn the fundamentals of volleyball such as serving, serve receive, passing, blocking, spiking, etc., play competitive games, and learn the rules of the game

Camp Information AM Session:

For girls entering grades 3rd-5th

Dates: July 8th-12th

Times: 9:00-12:00

Location: Brook Hill Lower School Gym

Cost: $99

*Bring Knee Pads

 

Camp Information PM Session:

For girls entering grades 6th-8th

Dates: July 8th-12th

Times: 9:00-12:00

Location: Brook Hill Lower School Gym

Cost: $99

*Bring Knee Pads

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Chinese Immersion

Camp Name: Chinese Immersion

Details to follow

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Cooking Camp

Camp Instructor and Bio: Kurt Anderson

This year’s culinary camp will be taught by Brook Hill’s Executive Chef Kurt Anderson. Chef Anderson has studied Cajun, Mediterranean, as well as Classic Southern Cuisine, and also specializes in artisan breads. A native of Louisiana, Chef Anderson moved to Texas with his family and has enjoyed preparing home-crafted meals for the students of Brook Hill for just over a year now. For more information, contact Chef Anderson at 903-576-3116 or kurt.anderson@compass-usa.com.

Camp Description:

The camp will teach basic cooking skills, including safety, sanitation, and basic knife skills, as well as the fundamentals of baking, sautéing, and recipe and menu development.

Camp Information:

For boys and girls entering grades 3rd-8th

Dates: July 15th-19th

Times: 1:00-4:00

Location: Brook Hill’s Girl’s Dormitory

Cost: $130

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Softball Offensive (3rd-6th Morning and 7th-12th Afternoon) Camp

Camp Instructor and Bio: Anthony Springer

Brook Hill’s head softball coach, Anthony Springer, coached and won 6-state titles, 1 National Championship, and 1 World Series Title. He is a National Fastpitch Association 3-star Master coach, USA/ASA district 25 Junior Olympic Commissioner, and is the Director and Coach of Sneaky Cleats Softball Organization. For more information, contact Coach Springer at 903fastpitch@gmail.com or 903 372 1188.

Camp Description:

Offensive camp is designed to teach the proper mechanics for fastpitch softball hitting and the short game. Athletes will also learn how ot be aggressive base runners, read defenses, and pick pitches. All participants will receive a T-shirt and a video analysis of their hitting form (this will be emailed). Limited spots available. (Note that there is a camp for each age group).

Camp Information:

For girls entering grades 3rd-6th (Morning Session) and girls entering grades 7th – 12th (Afternoon Session)

Dates: July 15thand 16th

Times: 9:00-11:00 for grades 3rd-6thand 12:00-2:00 for grades 7th – 12th

Location: Brook Hill’s Schwab Field

Cost: $75

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Soccer Camp

Camp Instructor and Bio: David Collins

Brook Hill’s head varsity coach and former college coach, David Collins, is this year’s camp coach. Coach Collins’ Varsity Soccer Team advanced to the Division III Final Four State Soccer Tournament for four of the last six seasons. For more information contact David Collins at 903 894 5000 ext. 2109 or dcollins@brookhill.org

Camp Description:

The camp will emphasize soccer fundamentals, strategies, and rules of the game, while offering competitions and activities for all levels of play.

Camp Information:

For girls and boys entering grades K-8th

Dates: July 15th-18th

Times: 8:30-11:00 [Walk Up registrations welcome]

Location: Brook Hill’s Herrington Stadium

Cost: $99 includes T-shirt

*Bring skin guards

REGISTER HERE

Softball Defensive (3rd-6th Morning and 7th-12th Afternoon) Camp

 

Camp Instructor and Bio: Anthony Springer

Brook Hill’s head softball coach, Anthony Springer, coached and won 6-state titles, 1 National Championship, and 1 World Series Title. He is a National Fastpitch Association 3-star Master coach, USA/ASA district 25 Junior Olympic Commissioner, and is the Director and Coach of Sneaky Cleats Softball Organization. For more information, contact Coach Springer at 903fastpitch@gmail.com or 903 372 1188.

Camp Description:

Defensive camp is designed to teach the proper mechanics for fielding, throwing, catching, and playing through the ball for infield and outfield positions. Athletes will also learn the overall specific responsibilities and fundamentals for each position. All participants will receive a T-shirt and a video analysis of their specific defensive skills (this will be emailed). Limited spots available. (Note that there is a camp for each age group).

Camp Information:

For girls entering grades 3rd– 6th (Morning Session) and girls entering grades 7th – 12th (Afternoon Session)

Dates: July 17thand 18th

Times: 9:00-11:00 (Grades 3rd– 6th) and 12:00-2:00 (Grades7th – 12th)

Location: Brook Hill’s Schwab Field

Cost: $75

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Coach Springer’s Old School Super Hero Dodge Ball Tournament

June 17th and June 18th

 Camp Instructor: Anthony Springer Dodgeball (3rd-6th)

Camp Description: 

Grab 5 of your friends, dress like your favorite Super Hero to conquer the game of Dodgeball!

Teams will be made up for the following grades:

3rd and 4th grade

5th and 6th grade

7th and 8th grade

High school

Awards will be given! Best dressed team and winning team will receive awards at the close of the tournament.

 

Camp Information: For Grades 3rd – 6th

For boys and girls entering grades 3rd – 6th

Date:June 17th

Times:10:00-4:00

Location:Brook Hill’s Lower School Gym

Cost:$40 (pizza provided for lunch)

Camp Information:  For grades 7th – 12th

For boys and girls entering grades 7th – 12th

Date:June 18th

Times:0:00-4:00

Location:Brook Hill Lower School Gym

Cost:$40 (pizza provided for lunch)

REGISTER HERE

 

 

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